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  • Art of Piano TeachingMUSI10016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    In this subject, students will learn to develop a sequenced and comprehensive approach to piano teaching that is informed by both a thorough understanding of pedagogical principles as well as a flexibility that can meet the needs of individual piano students. Students will be made aware of importa...

  • Baroque Ensemble 1MUSI20069

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    A small chamber ensemble for instrumentalists specialising in baroque performance practice. The ensemble performs using period instruments at pitch A415Hz. Repertoire is tailored to the composition of the ensemble.

  • String Ensemble 1MUSI20091

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    The String Ensemble is a specialist ensemble for the development of ensemble skills through learning and performing key works from the string repertory.

  • African Music and DanceMUSI10148

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject is designed to impart skills and knowledge central to music making processes in various West African cultures. Integrating practical and academic study the subject will focus on understanding the musical complexities of West African music and dance both in its sociocultural context a...

  • R&B, Soul & Gospel ChoirMUSI20192

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides participants with an opportunity for an in-depth practical study of contemporary a cappella singing techniques. Classes focus on developing a personal sound and an understanding of the placement of the voice in an ensemble context, as well as the development of improvisation...

  • The Laptop Recording StudioMUSI20174

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject introduces the basics of sound recording on a laptop computer. Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, recording set up, editing and production will be examined. The Laptop Recording Studio is delivered in two parts: lecture and workshop. Lecture is taught in a large gro...

  • Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 1MUSI10017

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject explores a range of popular guitar styles that have had widespread impact over the past century, including blues, rock and global folk styles. As well as examining relevant literature and recordings, students will be instructed in the performance of basic examples of these styles. Gu...

  • Choir 2MUSI10162

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Choir is a large group that performs works of larger scale, often with orchestra. Members are assisted to reach a high level of vocal ability during the course of the semester as well as learning works for performance.

  • High Baroque Music of the German WorldMUSI30014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    A study of representative works by composers employed in a variety of situations throughout the German-speaking lands, 1700–1750.    

  • Chinese Music Ensemble 2MUSI20209

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    This subject builds upon the learning and performance ideas introduced in MUSI20135. Students will rehearse repertoire that includes traditional, folk and contemporary Chinese music, as well as engaging with improvisatory techniques in Chinese music. Instrumental tuition is based on the silk-bamb...

  • The Music Producer: From Brass to BeatsMUSI30236

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject examines music production and the role of the music producer. It surveys the development of music production from early multi-track techniques to contemporary use of beats, loops and samples. Aspects of the function and crafting of sound elements will be examined in the context of en...

  • Musics of the WorldMUSI10227

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The subject provides an introduction to understanding the relationship between music-making and social organisation in cross-cultural perspective. It presents case studies of traditional and contemporary music-making from different geographic areas, including Indigenous Australia, Africa, the Mid...

  • Chamber Choir 5MUSI30244

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Students explore all aspects of choral and ensemble singing, from the purely technical (intonation, breathing, listening, pronunciation, vocal attacks, legato) to the subtleties of developing internal choral relationships and relationships with conductors and where appropriate, instrumentalists. ...

  • Composition StudiesMUSI40073

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject introduces students without previous composition tuition to strategies for thinking about and constructing original music. Students will write chamber music based on instruments available within the class. The subject will be divided into three 4-week modules, each beginning with a p...

  • Individual Performance Studies 4MUSI20178

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of a range of repertoire and technical studies appropriate to the specialist area, which lead to individual presentations in formal recital environments. The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitio...

  • Vocal Ensemble 2MUSI10093

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Students explore various aspects of vocal ensemble singing, from the purely technical (intonation, breathing together, harmonized pronunciation) to the subtleties of developing relationships and roles, through an exploration of vocal chamber music repertoire and small operatic ensembles.

  • Voice PedagogyMUSI90162


    This subject will provide students with the planning skills for developing a voice curriculum/training program in their particular environment (school, community, professional development)

  • Minor Thesis (Music Therapy) 2MUSI90045

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject extends the work undertaken in Minor Thesis (Music Therapy) 1. Students will implement the research project designed in Semester 1 and evaluate outcomes of the clinical work using either qualitative or quantitative paradigms. Tutorials will develop skills in the implementation of the...

  • Applied Voice SkillsMUSI90163


    This subject develops and extends the skills learned in Voice Skills. The focus is upon applying voice skills for the student’s own professional development as well as extending vocal pedagogical skills for effective use in the student’s specialist setting.

  • Studio Teaching 2MUSI90193

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Studio Teaching 2 is a subject focused on instrumental and vocal teaching in the private and commercial studio settings, which further builds upon students’ musical skills and knowledge within this context. Students will be involved in further formal observations of best studio practice, with es...